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When books went to war : the stories that helped us win World War II / Molly Guptill Manning.

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Available copies

  • 8 of 8 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

0 current holds with 8 total copies.

Series Information

Thorndike Press large print nonfiction series.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Carnegie PL of Steuben Co - Angola LP 028.9097 MAN (Text) 33118000170692 Adult: Large Print Available -
Greentown PL - Greentown 028.909 MANNING LARGE PRINT (Text) 75342000080118 Adult Non-Fiction Large Print Available -
Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [19762] ISLM Z1003.2.M36 2015 (Text) 00000106044324 Talking Books Large Type Available -
Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [19762] ISLM Z1003.2.M36 2015 (Text) 00000106044316 Talking Books Large Type Available -
LaGrange Co PL - LaGrange Main Library LP 028 MAN (Text) 30477100841380 Adult: Large Print Nonfiction Available -
Lincoln Heritage PL - Dale Main Library LP 028.9 MAN (Text) 70743000149295 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
New Castle-Henry County PL - New Castle 028.9 MANN (Text) 39231033105186 Large Print Collection Available -
Shelby Co PL - Shelbyville Main Library LP 028.90973 Man (Text) 78731000486720 Adult Nonfiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781410479754 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 1410479757 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: 475 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • Edition: Large print edition.
  • Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2015.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 413-469).
Formatted Contents Note:
A phoenix will rise -- $85 worth of clothes, but no pajamas -- A landslide of books -- New weapons in the war of ideas -- Grab a book, Joe, and keep goin' -- Guts, valor, and extreme bravery -- Like rain in the desert -- Censorship and FDR's F -- th T- -- m -- German's surrender and the godforsaken islands -- Peace at last -- Damned average raisers.
Summary, etc.:
When America entered World War II in 1941, we faced an enemy that had banned and burned over 100 million books and caused fearful citizens to hide or destroy many more. Outraged librarians launched a campaign to send free books to American troops and gathered 20 million hardcover donations. In 1943, the War Department and the publishing industry stepped in with an extraordinary program: 120 million small, lightweight paperbacks for troops to carry in their pockets and their rucksacks in every theater of war. Comprising 1,200 different titles of every imaginable type, these paperbacks were beloved by the troops and are still fondly remembered today. Soldiers read them while waiting to land at Normandy; in hellish trenches in the midst of battles in the Pacific; in field hospitals; and on long bombing flights. They wrote to the authors, many of whom responded to every letter. They helped rescue The Great Gatsby from obscurity. They made Betty Smith, author of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, into a national icon. When Books Went to War is an inspiring story for history buffs and book lovers alike.
Subject: Armed Services editions (Series)
World War, 1939-1945 > United States > Literature and the war.
World War, 1939-1945 > Equipment and supplies.
Books and reading > United States > History > 20th century.
Military morale > United States > History > 20th century.
Publishers and publishing > United States > History > 20th century.
American literature > 20th century > History and criticism.
Large type books.

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